Books by Nancy Butts

THE DOOR IN THE LAKE by Nancy Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1998

"Butts (Cheshire Moon, 1996) doesn't try too hard to answer questions or maintain her story's internal logic, but it's rare to find stories for young people about closer encounters that aren't played for laughs. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a story that young X-Files fans will snap up, and which in its basic premise follows that of the movie, The Flight of the Navigator, Joey suddenly disappears from a lakeside camp and reappears just as mysteriously two years later, to find himself with a baby sister, a younger brother who's bigger than he is, and friends who have moved on in their lives. Read full book review >
CHESHIRE MOON by Nancy Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"The supernatural twist seems superfluous, however, less a healing device than a contrivance for creating dramatic tension—this and the perfunctory way Boone's family troubles vanish without explanation strand a strong protagonist. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Beneath the crescent moon, a shared dream becomes life-threatening reality for two angry young people—one deaf, the other fatherless. Read full book review >